5days in Mt.songshan. shaolin temple.
Longmen Grottos. Mt. Yuntai
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Difficulty level: Moderate or mild
Tour route: Mt.songshan. shaolin temple. Longmen Grottos. Mt. Yuntai
Highlight: Located in Dengfeng County of Henan Province, Songshan Mountain is called the Central Mountain of the Five Sacred Mountains. It has 36 peaks and stretches 60 kilometers, composed of Taishi Mountain and Shaoshi Mountain. The highest peak is 1494 meters above sea level.Mt.yuntai give you a sense of being close to nature,which make you feel quiet,fresh,simple.And much wonderful scene is beyond description,which make you feel the wonderful power of nature
Day and day itinerary
Day01:Arrive in Zhengzhou
Place & Transport：Zhengzhou & Flight
Today's Activities: Our tour guide will pick you up and transfer to hotel,overnight in zhenghou.
Place & Transport: Dengfeng & Hiking
Today's Activities: Zhengzhou/dengfeng,Visit Songshan Scenic Area,Hiking about 6 hours.Songshan Mountain, known for its beauty and steepness, is located in Dengfeng County of Henan ，With a range of 60 kilometers from west to east, it consists of Taishi and Shaoshi Mountains. As a produce of the lithosphere rising 2 million years ago, Songshan Mountain enjoys a growing attraction as time goes by, favored by the nature with sculptures made by the wind and the rain. Xu Xiake, a widely-known geographer in the Ming Dynasty called it “Peculiar Scenery under the sun”.
Songshan is a mountain of a long history with numerous spots of interests and historic sites. Located at the root of the Huanggai Peak of the Taishi Mountain, Zhongyue Temple, also called the “Taishi Temple” which was first built in the Qin Dynasty (221 B.C – 206 B.C.), was a shrine to offer sacrifices to the god of the Taishi Mountain. In 110 B.C., Emperor Hanwudi of the Han Dynasty came to the temple to offer sacrifices on his way of praying to gods. Arriving at the peak, he suddenly heard the mountains cheering him with “Long Live Your Majesty!” Out of great excitement, Wudi Emperor ordered to expand the building of Taishi Temple and conferred names such as the Majesty Peak, the Majesty Pavilion and the Majesty Palace there. Lying in the central China, Songshan Mountain is also called Zhongyue, literally the Middle Saint Mountain, and is regarded as the dwelling of the god of Zhongyue. Therefore, to pray for the stability of the nation, emperors of all generations came here to offer sacrifices.
Place & Transport：Luoyang & Hiking
Today's Activities:Drive to Luoyang,shaolin temple –martial arts show-specital lunch –specital dinner.Hiking about 6 hours
Shaolin Temple, in the region of Song Mountain, Dengfeng City, Henan Province, is reputed to be 'the Number One Temple under Heaven'. Included on UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2010, the temple is the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel. One can see wild flowers and pines on the mountain. With birds singing and a brook spattering, a beautiful scene full of life and vitality is revealed to the visitors.
Shaolin Temple embraces many exciting attractions, such as the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tianwangdian), the Mahavira Hall (Daxiongbaodian), the Pagoda Forest, the Dharma Cave and the Shaolin Temple Martial Art Training Center.
The Shaolin Temple Wushu (Martial Arts) Training Center comes last. Its perfect scenery makes it an ideal place for practicing the Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu. Shaolin monks have been practicing Kung Fu for over 1,500 years. The system was invented by Dharma who taught the monks basic methods to improve their health and defend themselves. The Martial art performance shows the true Chinese Shaolin Kung Fu. For example, Tong Zi Gong, performed by teenagers, is a kind of martial art to train one's flexibility and strength.
Place & Transport：Jiaozuo & Hiking
Today's Activities: Luoyang/jiaozuo,Visit Luoyang Longmen Grottos Luoyang .overnight in Jiaozuo.Hiking about 4 hours.
The Longmen Grottoes are located in the south of Luoyang City. They are between Mount Xiang and Mount Longmen and face Yi River. Longmen Grottoes, Yungang Caves and Mogao Caves are regarded as the three most famous treasure houses of stone inscriptions in China.
The Longmen Grottoes (Longmen Caves)The grottoes were started around the year 493 when Emperor Xiaowen of the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534) moved the capital to Luoyang and were continuously built during the 400 years until the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The scenery measures 1,000 metres (about 1,094 yards) from north to south where there are over 2,300 holes and niches, 2,800 steles, 40 dagobas, 1,300 caves and 100,000 statues. Most of them are the works of the Northern Wei Dynasty and the flourishing age of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Lots of historical materials concerning art, music, religion, calligraphy, medicine, costume and architecture are kept in Longmen Grottoes.
Day5：Hiking in Jiaozuo Mt. Yuntai
Place & Transport：Jiaozuo & Hiking
Today's Activities: Jiaozuo，Enjoy the beautiful forest ,valleys,ponds, waterfalls, Mt. Yuntai national park.Hiking about 6 hours.
Situated in Xiuwu county of Jiaozuo City, 70km north west of Zhengzhou City, the capital of central China's Hennan province, Mt. Yuntai was selected among the first group of world geology parks. Covering an area of 190 square kilometers, the scenic spots are composed of many sightseeing places, such as Tanpu Valley, Quanpu Valley, Red Stone Valley, Zhuyu Peak, Wanshan Temple and Zifang Lake.
mainly went sightseeing to Red Stone Vally, which is considered to be the most beautiful in and around Mt. Yuntai.the Red Stone Canyon is highly acclaimed by conservationists as a "natural gallery of mountains and waters" because of its grand and exclusive landscapes.
Along the stone road built against a red stone cliff, we could see waterfalls, lakes, pools and gullies which made us feel cool on the hot day.
Quotation: 3790USD/p.p. for group of 2-4persons; 3010USD/p.p. for group of 5-9persons; 2190USD/p.p. for group of 10persons and over.
Included: meals marked, accommodation marked or similar (2persons share one standard room), transfers and transportation, entrance gate fee for sightseeing and protection area, local English speak guide service, tour body insurance.
Excluded: tip to guide service and local assistant, personal usage, medicine if neccessary, any other service not included above.
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The above prices are not valid during the public holidays: 1-5th May, 1-5th October and during the first week of Chinese Lunar New Year which takes place in late January or early February.
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